Keeping It Kindled! Top Ten Reasons to Participate in the 2023 Online Auction

by Barbara Drew, Co-chair, Auction Committee

We invite you to explore the many reasons to contribute an item, event, service, craft, or gift card to support our community and participate in the bidding and purchasing during the auction event. Some examples of the items you could offer, bid on, and purchase follow our top 10 reasons for joining in the Auction and Keeping it Kindled!

10. Auction offerings are a great way to get to know others and to stay connected! (Spirituality workshops, meals, small social gatherings, recreational and cultural outings, games, skilled services and hand-made items!)

9. It is “better to give than to receive.” Through the Auction you can give and receive! (Yard clean-up, Handyman services, Custom Foods, New or like-new Indoor Grill and more!) Submit your Contribution form by Friday, March 31.

8. Auction proceeds support the annual operating budget and help us to support social justice programs after our targeted amount is met. UUCWC’s Council for Faith in Action has designated this year’s recipient as Snipes Farm and Education Center, a nonprofit that serves those in PA and NJ with a wide variety of assistance: hunger relief, good nutrition, education, and sustaining the earth and her resources. See the companion article by CFA.

7. The Auction provides opportunities to learn or hone new skills or crafts. (Knitting lessons, Tai Chi, Yoga, games and more!)

6. You could support local businesses by purchasing a gift card as your contribution to the auction. (Yardley Inn, It’s Nutts and many more!)

5. The Auction has many great meals and custom-prepared specialty foods available. (Steak, Seafood, Octoberfest, Soup Sampler, Sourdough Dinner Rolls, Cheesecake, Breads, and more!)

4. There are bargains! The Auction offers something for everyone, in every price range. Some items and events are fixed price; others are for competitive bidding.

3. Check off your bucket list: the Auction provides opportunities for that cultural experience you have always wanted to try such as the Philadelphia Flower Show, local art museums, flower and forest preserves and much more. Where would you like to go?

2. You make a difference by participating, whether as a donor or as a purchaser/bidder. Last year, we raised more than $35,000 in proceeds. We need you to help make this year successful and welcome you to experience this event.

1. The Auction is fun! Bidding and purchasing is convenient and accessible to all through an online auction, beginning on Saturday, April 29th at 9:00 am, and continuing through Saturday May 7, ending at 9:00 pm. For more information, contact the Auction Team at We are happy to help! You can also get ideas and learn more at the church website here.

Barbara Drew, Lori O’Neil, Jayme Trott, and Marcia Wittmann, Co-chairs, Auction Team 2023